EPL: Man City On Fire As Liverpool Drop Points

Riyad Mahrez celebrates scoring against Burnley at the weekend. Photo: Premier League
EPL: Man City On Fire As Liverpool Drop Points - Vantage News Nigeria
Riyad Mahrez celebrates scoring against Burnley. Photo: Premier League

Manchester City were on fire in the Premier League game played on Saturday against Burnley.

In the game, Riyad Mahrez scored a hat-trick, while Benjamin Mendy and Ferran Torres opened their Premier League goals account as City eased to within six points of league leaders Liverpool with a game in hand.

Guardiola had talked about the team’s poor scoring record saying, “We have to score, that’s why they are here and play up front.”

Champions, Liverpool, were held to a 1-1 draw by Graham Potter’s Brighton and Hove Albiom in the first match of the day.

Two VAR decisions against Liverpool and a penalty miss by Neal Maupay for Brighton are some of the talking points of the game.

Liverpool found the back of the net thrice but only one scored by in-form Diogo Jota stood after VAR reuled out two goals from Mohammed Salah and Sadio Mane for offside.

Pascal gross converted a 93rd minute penalty to earn his side a point against the Jurgen Klop side.

Despite the draw, Liverpool remain top of the standings with 21 points having played one game more than  second placed Tottenham on 20 points.

In the other match played today (Saturday), Everton lost by a lone goal at the Goodison Park to newly promoted Leeds United.

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